Local screening planned for movie filmed in Fayetteville

(Jeff W. Miller)

Fayetteville Film Festival and Arkansas Cinema Society will celebrate a movie filmed in Fayetteville with a screening event later this month.

The organizations will host a screening of House of Darkness along with a Q&A with the executive producers beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

The movie, filmed on location in Fayetteville and the surrounding region in the spring of 2021, was written and directed by Neil LaBute and stars Justin Long and Kate Bosworth. Local film studio Rockhill Studios served as executive producers on the film.

House of Darkness was originally released at select theaters and streaming services back in the fall.

Here’s the synopsis of the film from IMDB:

Justin Long and Kate Bosworth star in this seductive thriller from director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man). Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.

“We are very excited to screen House of Darkness for Northwest Arkansas audiences,” said ACS Executive Director Kathryn Tucker in a press release this week. “Given the connections to NWA, we wanted to reach out to our friends at the Fayetteville Film Festival to collaborate so people can see this beautifully crafted film made right here in Arkansas.”

The screening will take place at Malco Razorback Cinema, located at 3956 N Steele Blvd #5363. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m, and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. After the movie, the Q&A with producers Blake and Keri Elder will follow.

Tickets to the event are $15, on sale at the theater, or at arkansascinemasociety.org.